Friday, July 3, 2009
God is the Mighty Creator
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:1)
Last night my husband and I along with our daughter, Melissa, began our journey from Louisiana to Craig, Colorado to visit our youngest daughter, Ashlie and her family.
As we entered the mountains around Denver, I was just taken aback at the magnitude of the beauty of God's creation. Truly this was His majesty in the finest sense of the word. Everywhere I looked the beauty was just astounding. The mountains looked like paint had been spilled down the sides where the colors just all ran down in many different shades. The colors of the sky varied in many shades of blue. The clouds were whiter than I have ever seen them.
I began to think about God our Creator - 'Elohim'. The very first time the word God appears in scripture, it is the plural form of the Hebrew word 'El' and means God the Creator. The plural form emphasizes the majesty of God and the sovereignty of God. It is also a reference to the Trinity. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Our God... our Creator.. was the beginning. He took nothing and made everything. Not only did He form the world and everything in it. Not only did He create such awesome beauty that is just beyond our imaginations. He created us.
We are fashioned in the very image of God. In the very likeness of God. Just the thought that I may bear even the slightest resemblence to God takes my breath away. As I think about the beauty of all He created, I think about how much He not only loved the world but how much He loved and still loves us. It makes me more determined to live my life pleasing to Him.
Thank you Lord for showing us your creation every day. All we have to do is look around and we see the marvelous works of Your hands. You are our Creator. You are Majestic. You are God.
"I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, And on Your wondrous works." (Psalm 145:5)
Posted by Beth Herring at 10:12 PM